(noun, verb)


1. the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape

- the church steeple provided a convenient landmark

Definition categories: location, place, position

2. an event marking a unique or important historical change of course or one on which important developments depend

Similar word(s): watershed

Definition categories: event, juncture, occasion

3. a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land

Definition categories: communication, reference

4. an anatomical structure used as a point of origin in locating other anatomical structures (as in surgery) or as point from which measurements can be taken

Definition categories: body, structure


1. (US) To officially designate a site or building as a landmark.